Marilyn Arlene Whittaker

It is with broken hearts that the family of Marilyn Whittaker, loving wife to the late Walter Whittaker, announces her passing which occurred on Sunday, September 22, 2019 with her family by her side.  Born on August 18, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Clara (Marshall) Watson.


Marilyn was a woman of faith and she translated that faith into action within the Tabernacle Baptist Church, where she was a long time member. She was active as a Sunday School Teacher, Pianist, Treasurer and Financial Secretary for many years.  Marilyn served as a Pioneer Girl Leader and was a past member of the choir and of “In Joyful Praise” Chorale.


Marilyn was a past member of the Mildred Law WMS, an Officer and past Matron of the Fundy Chapter#34 of the Order of the Eastern Star where she was a member of the Grand Representative Association of the Grand Chapter of New Brunswick and of Saint John #14 Past Matron’s Club. 


Marilyn will be dearly missed by her children: Paul (Kelly) Whittaker, Leighton (Sherry) Whittaker and Dawn (Michael) Johnston, her grandchildren: Brittany (Sean) Butler, Matthew (Shanna), Ryan, Bethany and Brooke Whittaker, Leighton Sean and Sharica Whittaker and Ainsley Johnston, her great granddaughter: Austyn and her siblings: Phyllis (Walter) Hughes, Donna Watson, Lois (Edward) McNeil, Carol (Donald) Kilpatrick, Charles (Patricia) Watson, Brice (Lynn) Watson, Daryl Watson and Trevor (Shelley) Watson, brother-in-law Joseph Moore along with many nieces, nephews and members of her extended family.


Besides her parents, Marilyn was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Walter, her sister Joanne Moore and sister-in-law Della Watson.   


Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424) where family and friends are invited to visit on Wednesday, September 25 and Thursday, September 26 from 2-4 and 6-8.  A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 27 at 2:00 PM from Brenan’s Chapel with interment to follow at Fernhill Cemetery. 


For those who wish, remembrances made to Tabernacle Baptist Church or the Canadian Diabetic Association would be appreciated by the family and online condolences can be placed at